Recent News - George K. DeHaven

DeHaven Secures Dismissal for Demolition Contractor Client
July 16, 2018 | Construction | General Liability
George DeHaven handled Romero v 304-306 Canal Street LLC, a lawsuit arising from a job-site accident in which the plaintiff, a construction worker on the job, was injured by the falling ladder of a fire escape on the outside of a building adjoining the job site. Our client, a demolition contractor, performed work only on …
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DeHaven Presents “Judge of the Year” Award
June 25, 2018 | General Liability
On Wednesday, June 20, George DeHaven, president of the Long Beach Lawyers Association, presented the “Judge of the Year” Award to New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division Justice Timothy Driscoll. The reception was held at The Sands on Lido Beach. The award is presented each year to a member of the judiciary who, through actions …
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DeHaven Secures Superstorm Sandy Settlement
June 7, 2018 | General Liability
In Bowne v Shapiro, George DeHaven secured a great settlement for our client.  This breach of contract litigation involved our client’s work for the Town of North Hempstead following Superstorm Sandy. The plaintiff was an engineering firm hired as our client’s subcontractor. The plaintiff claimed that that it was not paid for certain work it …
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DeHaven Secures Post-Trial Dismissal
May 22, 2018 | General Liability
George DeHaven tried a four motor vehicle accident case, Shoshari v Herrera.  The plaintiff claimed serious neck, shoulder and knee injuries and underwent cervical fusion surgery as well as arthroscopic procedures on his shoulder and knee. After a three-day liability trial, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff against all three defendants. Prior to …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Chair 5 NCBA Committees
June 14, 2017
The Nassau County Bar Association announced its list of committee chairs and vice-chairs today. The firm’s lawyers occupy a leadership position in five separate committees. Matthew Spero is chairing the Bankruptcy Law Committee which reviews recent decisions on bankruptcy law and their implications for attorneys who represent debtors or creditors. George DeHaven is chair of the Defendant’s …
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DeHaven Obtains Dismissal on Behalf of U.S. Industries
June 9, 2017 | General Liability
George DeHaven obtained dismissal on behalf of client, U.S. Industries.  Plaintiff is a long-haul truck driver booked through a trucking broker to pick up rolls of rubber roofing material from our client in Michigan, and deliver them to the codefendant’s warehouse in Brooklyn.  He was injured when he attempted to assist the unloading process and …
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DeHaven Obtains Voluntary Dismissal
June 5, 2017 | General Liability
Last month, George DeHaven received a voluntary dismissal of a third-party action in a labor law case. The action was brought by a union window washer who fell from a ladder in a building owned by Trinity Real Estate. The third-party action, asserted against the installer of the windows the plaintiff was cleaning, claimed that …
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DeHaven Victorious in Dismissal of Personal Injury Lawsuit
December 2, 2016 | General Liability
George DeHaven won dismissal of a personal injury lawsuit pursuant to the attached Order dated November 22, 2016.  This lawsuit arose from a “trip and fall” type accident which occurred on the public sidewalk adjacent to St. Mary’s Church at Second Avenue and 15th Street in Manhattan. When George deposed the plaintiff, he showed her …
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DeHaven Granted Summary Judgment in Favor of New York State Public High School Association and BOCES Section 8
November 10, 2016 | General Liability
George DeHaven’s motion for summary judgment, in the case of Radtke v Long Island University et al, was granted in favor of our clients, New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association and BOCES Section 8. The case involved a fall on the bleachers at the Pratt Gymnasium at LIU-Post during a girls’ high school …
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DeHaven reappointed to Nassau County Bar Association Committee
July 13, 2016 | General Liability
George K. DeHaven has been reappointed as Vice Chair of the Nassau Bar Association’s “Defendants’ Round Table” committee. The Committee discusses new developments and changes in the law which affect defendants’ lawyers and their clients. …
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DeHaven named to Nassau County Bar Association’s Screening Committee
April 19, 2016 | General Liability
George DeHaven has been named to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Screening Committee.  The primary purpose of the Committee is to interview and screen applicants for officer and director positions within the Association. …
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DeHaven obtains dismissal
September 19, 2014 | Appeals
George DeHaven obtained a dismissal in favor of client, Carlisle Roofing, following a jury trial in Suffolk County in a “slip and fall” case involving a local movie theatre.  The suit claimed negligence in connection with certain roof repairs that led to a leak during a rainstorm and a wet floor over which the plaintiff …
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George DeHaven Named an Officer of the Long Beach Lawyers’ Association
February 28, 2013 | Appeals
George DeHaven, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, has been named the Corresponding Secretary of the Long Beach Lawyers’ Association.  The nominating committee consisted of past president Trudy Adell, past president Hon. Frank Dikranis, past president Robert Smith, Glenn Sabele and Sean Schaeffer. …
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George DeHaven Obtains a Directed Verdict in Client’s Favor
February 26, 2013 | Appeals
George DeHaven, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a directed verdict in the client’s favor at the close of the evidence in a trip and fall case involving a defective catch basin on a Town of Hempstead street. The plaintiff was pursuing a novel theory of liability to distinguish the case from …
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